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November 23, 2016

Made in San Francisco: 4 Holiday Markets and Fairs Where You Can Find the Perfect Holiday Gift

Finding the perfect holiday gift can be one of the most exciting, if not challenging, parts of the entire holiday season. If you're fortunate enough to live in or visit San Francisco, there are several unique holiday markets where shopping for the holidays becomes fun and easy.

Each year, these four holiday markets attract thousands of people who get to enjoy the shared experience of unique and handcrafted holiday gifts alongside some of the most important and iconic cultural institutions in San Francisco. If you're in the San Francisco area during any of these events, make it a point to stop by. Your family and friends will thank you when they receive their incredible gifts!

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium 2016

On November 26 & 27, 2016, shop and support over 200 local artisans and small batch food vendors as the local San Francisco Etsy team showcases their work at Pier 70 in the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco. There will be crafts, snacks and more! 

San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Pop Up 2016 at the San Francisco Zoo

The San Francisco Bazaar Holiday Pop Up is an annual event that takes place at the San Francisco Zoo December 16-30, 2016. The bazaar showcases DIY handmade goods. Vendors have an opportunity to interact directly with their customers and share their passion and excitement in a very personal way. The types of goods that can be found at the bazaar include everything from handbags and pottery to clothing, earrings and other body art. If you're interested in unique products made with love, this is the place to go.

San Francisco Bazaar at the California Academy of Sciences

The San Francisco Bazaar at the California Academy of Sciences is another popular event that takes place every holiday season. It's an opportunity for people to enjoy the exhibits within the Academy of Sciences while also looking at a variety of handcrafted products that make perfect holiday gifts. This year, the bazaar will take place on December 8 at 6 p.m. If you're interested in checking out the Planetarium or the Rainforest dome, make sure to get there as early as possible, since these exhibits close relatively early in the evening.

SFMade Holiday Gift Fair

Last year, the SFMade Holiday Gift Fair had its inaugural event. It was so popular that the organizers quickly started planning for this year's event. This holiday gift fair is a unique opportunity for holiday shoppers to purchase some of the most unique items on the market.

Each vendor is vetted to ensure that their offerings will be the most interesting--and valuable--to attendees. At the fair, shoppers can find everything from artisan and specialty food items and handmade clothing to holiday cards and gift boxes suitable for any age. The event itself takes place on December 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

If you're looking for an interesting, thoughtful and unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season, make sure to check out one of these highly-rated fairs and markets in San Francisco—your family and friends will thank you!


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